Another successful Convergence Conference was held this year hosted by ATLE and AAHEIT. A number of presentations were offered exploring all aspects of the convergence of learning, leadership and technology. Two excellent keynote speakers challenged and inspired their audiences.
A variety of sessions have been showcased during the conferences. The links provided below will give you an opportunity to check out what you might have missed.
2017 Convergence Conference
Tinkering, Coding, and Creating in the Classroom
"Makers dream big, take risks, explore options, imagine new possibilities, show courage, express creativity, and embrace challenge", "I think parent's and teachers should try to maximize creative time. The focus shouldn't be which tech kids are using, but rather what kids are doing with them" These are just a few of the topics shared at the ATLE Convergence where ATLE ProLearn members Shelley Friesen and Nicole Lakusta hosted two hands-on learning sessions. For more information on this session click the following link - Tinkering, Coding and Creating in the Classroom with Coding and then in Creating and Circuitry.
ATLE purchased a number of maker space materials. If you are interested in checking out maker space activities before purchasing the kits, arranged to loan the materials through the ATA Library.